CityLink will operate continuous bus shuttles from participating hotels to the Peoria Civic Center for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Basketball State Finals on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 for the Class 1A and 2A games, and Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 for the Class 3A and 4A games. Shuttles will pick up in 20-30 minute increments beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will run through 11:00 p.m. each weekend.
The best fare option when using the CityLink March Madness Express Shuttle is to purchase a Day Pass, which offers unlimited rides on any CityLink bus for one complete service day for $3.00. A new Day Pass is required for each day. The Day Pass is conveniently available for purchase on any CityLink bus; at the Downtown Peoria Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams; and during regular business hours at the CityLink Administration Building, located at 2105 NE Jefferson. Customers may also choose to pay the cash fare of $1.00 per ride or $0.50 per ride for seniors 65 and over and students who present a valid school ID. Children 54 inches or shorter ride free if accompanied by an adult.
Participating East Peoria area hotels: Best Western Plus, Embassy Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Motel 6, Par-A-Dice Hotel and Stoney Creek Inn.
Participating Northwoods Mall area hotels: Baymont Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Extended Stay America, Quality Inn & Suites, Red Roof Inn, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Super 8 Motel.
Not all hotel locations are shuttle stops, but there is a stop near each participating hotel. The Northwoods Mall area shuttle has direct access to the Northwoods Mall at stop #2 on the Sterling-side (upper level) at JC Penney.
For a complete listing of shuttle stop locations, please visit www.ridecitylink.org/mmexpress
, or contact CityLink Customer Service at 309-676-4040.